Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Bush Gothic
Bush Gothic and the Partridge String Quartet breathe new life into the Australian songbook
About Bush Gothic & the Partridge String Quartet
With her ethereal voice and exquisite violin, Jenny M. Thomas is the enchanting new face of Australian folk music. Leading her band Bush Gothic and guest ensemble the Partridge String Quartet, Jenny dusts off traditional songs about bushrangers, dingoes and shipwrecks, fashioning them into dreamy chamber works of rebellious beauty. These familiar tunes have surely been sung countless times ‘round campfires and on the goldfields. They are now just as fitting for the concert hall. Bush Gothic trail a string of high profile international appearances behind them, having toured the most prestigious arts festivals across the world. BBC Music Magazine awarded the ensemble’s most recent album five stars and the individual band members regularly work with international stars such as Meow Meow, The Australian Chamber Opera and Circus Oz.
About this concert
Henry Lawson and Midnight Oil rub shoulders in this brilliantly unorthodox take on the Australian songbook. Unafraid to cross the boundaries between genres, the artists’ unique and eloquent chamber renditions of songs such as ‘Andy’s Gone with Cattle’, ‘Botany Bay’, ‘Great Southern Land’ and ‘Read About It’, are nothing short of inspired. The pioneering folk artistry of Bush Gothic and the Partridge String Quartet undoubtedly heralds a new era for appreciating the old tunes.
‘Bush Gothic is Australian folk at its finest.’ Rip It Up magazine
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Partridge String Quartet
This production is part of the following series:
Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
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Thursday 17 June 2021 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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